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PHOTO GALLERY: Michael Sam at Rams OTAs

Michael Sam participated in the St. Louis Rams' training activities Friday, where he was available for public comment for the first time since he was drafted.

PHOTO GALLERY: Rock Bridge vs. Blue Springs South state semifinal

The Rock Bridge baseball team defeated Blue Springs South 2-0 on Thursday to advance to Friday's state championship game.

PHOTO GALLERY: Fifth-grade graduation at Alpha Hart Elementary School

Fifth-graders graduated from Alpha Hart Elementary School on the last day of the Columbia Public Schools' school year on Thursday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Roof of Prairie Home R-V School torn off in storm

Prairie Home residents and other volunteers showed up to help clean up debris after the roof of Prairie Home R-V School was torn off by a storm early Wednesday morning.

PHOTO GALLERY: Four residences damaged in early morning fire

The Columbia Fire Department was called to a fire at Woodrail On The Green. The fire was raised to a two-alarm fire as it damaged four units. As firefighters investigated the scene, friends and neighbors brought coffee and bagels to the residents. The Heart of Missouri American Red Cross chapter is also assisting the residents.

PHOTO GALLERY: Paddlefish spawned and birthed at hatcheries

Hatcheries in Missouri work to keep the paddlefish population steady.

PHOTO GALLERY: Smithton sixth-graders celebrate end of school

Smithton Middle School's sixth-grade class went on a field trip on Monday to Cosmopolitan Park to celebrate its last week of classes before summer break.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympians compete in track and field events at Hickman High School

Athletes competed in the walking, running, long jump and softball throw events of the 2014 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games Sunday at the Hickman High School track. Sunday was the final day of competition.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympics athletes lift one another up

Athletes from around the state compete in the powerlifting competition at the 2014 Special Olympics Missouri State Summer Games. With constant motivation from coaches and one another, the athletes were able to see their training pay off.

PHOTO GALLERY: Friends and family hold candlelight vigil for Jose 'Eric' Alvarado

Gathered at Cosmopolitan Park for a candlelight vigil Friday, about 100 people honored the memory of 17-year-old Jose "Eric" Alvarado, who drowned Thursday night.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympics Opening Ceremony 2014

Special Olympics athletes celebrated the start of the 2014 Summer Games with an opening ceremony at Hickman High School on Saturday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Special Olympics Opening Day 2014

The Special Olympics held its Opening Day ceremony at the MU Recreation Complex on Friday.

PHOTO GALLERY: Columbia files eminent-domain petition for Robert White's land

Robert White's family has owned the land near Columbia Regional Airport since the 1930s, but Columbia recently filed an eminent-domain petition to acquire the land for a runway expansion project. He is uninterested in selling the land, however.

PHOTO GALLERY: The search for Eric Alvarado's body

PHOTO GALLERY: Female priest Janice Sevre-Duszynska celebrates Mass at St. Francis House

Janice Sevre-Duszynska, a female priest, led a mass at St. Francis House on Wednesday. Sevre-Duszynska is the subject of a documentary, "Pink Smoke Over The Vatican," about the movement promoting the ordination of women in the Catholic church.

PHOTO GALLERY: Celebrating Maya Angelou's life

Maya Angelou, writer and poet, dies at 86.

PHOTO GALLERY: Student firefighters balance homework and house fires

College-age students make up about half of the Boone County Fire Protection District's 250 volunteers. Although that means high turnover for the fire district, the agency says it's worth it.

PHOTO GALLERY: Memorial Day parade honors veterans

The 26th annual Salute to Veterans Parade on Monday honored veterans and commemorated the 100th anniversary of WWI.

PHOTO GALLERY: Customers can exercise in upstate NY supermarket

A supermarket in upstate New York has installed a gym within its property. Collaborating with the YMCA and a health care company, the supermarket provides the gym to customers free of charge.

PHOTO GALLERY: Veterans honored at ceremony at courthouse

More than a hundred people attended a Memorial Day ceremony Monday afternoon at the Boone County Courthouse to pay tribute to fallen service members. The event included a wreath laying ceremony and speeches by several veterans.
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